Who are we?
Welcome to our little corner of creation. I desire this to be a place where we can all come together and learn about life, God and each other no matter our history or what walk of life we come from. A place to share great rides, plan new adventures, discuss obstacles were facing and encourage one another.
That being said, thank you so much for being here. I am genuinely thrilled to have you. I'm Trisha Snider, one of the founders of Saints and Sippers. I am a wife, mother (to 2 amazing little boys), motorcycle enthusiast, coffee addict and adventure seeker. I'm a daughter, a sister, a friend, an historian, a free thinker but more important than all of those great things, I'm a saint.
Seem like a bold statement? I guess culturally, it kinda is. Growing up in the church, I constantly heard 'we're all just sinners saved by grace.' And that is true! We were all once sinners (I being one of the worst), and if you've come to know and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have been saved by grace through faith (Ephesians 2:8). But what the church has often failed to emphasize is that we are not just sinners saved by grace.
Look at how Paul describes us in Colossians 1,
"...to God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father."
The word “holy” he uses here is the same word used for “saint.” In fact, depending on the translation you choose, the words are used interchangeably. Is Paul correct to describe us sinners as...HOLY?? Holy...as in 'exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness'? Holy as in the description of God Himself? Holy as in set apart and entirely devoted to God and His purposes? Whoa. That doesn't sound like a word we can rightly use to